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Pier 1, Gatwick Airport

Published on 21 November 2016 at 14:30

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Gatwick launched the new Pier 1 in June 2016, its largest redevelopment scheme to be undertaken costing £186million, this new “operationally excellent” facility replaces the original Pier 1 which opened in 1958 by the Queen.

The gross floor area of the new building is 25,000m2 with five new aircraft stands. The development houses a state of the art new baggage system for the South Terminal accommodating more 4,250 bags an hour and the airports first early bag store allowing up to 2600 bags to be checked in up to 18 hours before departure providing convenience to passengers and reducing queues by spreading out check in times.

Five state-of-the-art passenger gate rooms with views across the runway have been constructed, each include seating for over a hundred people, a family area, interactive spaces to keep children entertained and a “Touchdown” business area. A new lounge for premium passengers sits on top of the new Pier and boasts panoramic views across the airfield.

Five new aircraft stands with a choice of an air bridge or walk-in, walk-out with possibility to use both to speed up the boarding/disembarking helping to eliminate queue’s and ensure more on time departures.

AIS provided Building Control Approval for the Pier 1 redevelopment and worked with the client project team and construction contractor to determine solutions for a complex and multi-faceted project.